NATO unveils tech accelerator footprint, with plans for over 60 sites

NATO is planning to launch a new trans-Atlantic project to accelerate the development of key technologies, with a single Euro-centric headquarters in London and more than 60 partner facilities spread around the alliance. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg revealed plans to build the Defence Innovation Accelerator of the North Atlantic, or DIANA, modeled on the US […]

Hospitals bet big on venture capitals

When the coronavirus first appeared in the United States two years ago, hospitals soon realized that the pandemic would disrupt not only their ability to provide care, but also their financial lines. As hospitals became overburdened with COVID-19 patients, lucrative inpatient numbers collapsed, and many operators are still recovering. Some hospitals have moved their focus […]

CSIRO’s VC fund backs biotech startups from U New South Wales

SynBio 10x will be held in collaboration with the RNA Institute and the University of New South Wales’ School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. Each startup in the accelerator program will get a $120,000 investment from Main Sequence, with the promise that the VC will look to provide further funding after the program for high-performing […]

Berkeley SkyDeck Closes $60 Million Fund II

SkyDeck Fund II has closed at UC Berkeley SkyDeck, the worldwide hub for entrepreneurship and a top accelerator. Fund II is roughly three times larger than Fund I, with $60 million in commitments, and includes a wide group of returning and new investors, including renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firms. The Berkeley SkyDeck Fund is […]

Mayo Clinic launches AI startup program to help early-stage companies 

This week, Mayo Clinic announced the opening of its artificial intelligence startup program, which includes four early-stage health technology startups. Mayo Clinic Platform Accelerate is a 20-week program that intends to assist AI-based firms in becoming market-ready by providing access to Mayo Clinic specialists in regulatory, clinical, technological, and commercial domains, with an emphasis on […]

 RFSUNY Technology Accelerator Fund Call for Submissions

The TAF Class of 2022 marks the program’s eleventh year of assisting SUNY faculty inventors and scientists in commercializing their research. The program focuses on key research and development milestones, such as feasibility studies, prototyping, and testing, that indicate a product’s commercial viability. The idea is to make them more appealing to potential investors. The […]

TEDCO’s Pre-Seed Builder Fund Invests in Maryland Medical Device Start-up · BioBuzz

COLUMBIA, Md. (March 18, 2022)—TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its Builder Fund invested $100,000 in Astek Diagnostics, a medical device start-up based in Maryland. TEDCO’s Builder Fund invests in and provides executive support to Maryland-based technology companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate economic disadvantage. “We know that getting the correct anti-biotics to patients […]

Texas Medical Center Doubles the Size of the TMC Venture Fund

Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced that it has increased the size of the TMC Venture Fund to $50 million dollars, doubling down on its vision to foster and invest in life science entrepreneurship. The $50 million investment, combined with the recent launch of the TMC 3 campus – the world’s largest life science campus – further […]

Congress poised to boost U.S. science funding, launch new health agency 

U.S. research agencies would get budget boosts of roughly 5% this year under a final 2022 spending bill that congressional leaders unveiled early today and hope to pass in the next few days. But those amounts fall far short of aspirational funding levels for several science agencies that Congress is weighing under separate legislation now […]